On 25 June 2012, the 8th Session of Indonesia-Russia Joint Commission on Trade, Economic and Technical Cooperation will be held in Moscow. The Indonesian Delegation for the session, which comprises around 30 officials from related agencies and Indonesian entrepreneurs, will be led by the Coordinating Ministry of Economy, M. Hatta Rajasa. On the other hand, the Russian Delegation, which consists of a number of government officials and Russian entrepreneurs, will be led by the Russian Deputy Prime Minister, Dmitry O. Rogozin.
The 8th Session of Indonesia-Russia Joint Commission will be preceded by a Senior Official Meeting which will be co-chaired by the Indonesian Ambassador in Moscow, Djauhari Oratmangun, and the Director General of Asian and African Affairs of the Russian Ministry of Economical Development, Sergey Chernyshev.
The session is expected to result in the signing of the Protocol of the 8th Session of Joint Commission Indonesia-Russia on Trade, Economic and Technical Cooperation and the Memorandum of Understanding for exchange of foreign trade statistical data between Indonesian Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) and Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation.
In addition, an Indonesian-Russian Business Forum, which is scheduled to be attended by entrepreneurs from both countries such as: Russian Rairlways, Noril Nickels, Severstal, and Air Launch “Polyot, will also be held”.
The bilateral relationship between the two countries has been lifting up to a new level after the signing of the Declaration of the Republic of Indonesia and the Russian Federation on the Framework of Friendly and Partnership Relations in the 21st Century. The interactions between the leaders and senior officials from both countries have been running very intensively.
The average trade values between the two countries increased by 27% per annum (USD 1.68 billion in 2010, USD 2.5 billion in 2011). The number of Russian tourists visiting Indonesia also keeps increasing (over 90,000 people in 2011). (Source : Directorate of Central and East European Affairs)